The recruiting world is a wild place. On Wednesday, we saw a former Ohio State Buckeyes commit make a verbal pledge to Clemson. Prior to that, the Twitter world saw one of the Bucks 2020 verbal commits post a couple photos of himself wearing Oregon gear. While Kane Patterson is now with the Tigers and Lejond Cavazos seems to be having a blast on the recruiting trail himself, the Scarlet and Gray kept trucking along on the recruiting road looking for more prospects to add to future classes.
On Thursday—some good news—as Ohio State got one step closer to securing another commitment to the 2019 class, as a top tight end prospect released his top five schools list.
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Isaiah Foskey (Concord, CA / De La Salle) was the TE in question who put out his shortlist. The No. 6 TE prospect in the ‘19 class announced on Twitter where he was thinking about going to college.
A Man’s Gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.— Isaiah Fos (@IFoskey) September 5, 2018
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All five schools are from power conferences—or could be placed in a power conference if they so choose—and are mixed between West Coast and Midwest. From the Big Ten, Ohio State and Michigan made the cut; from the Pac-12, Washington and California, a school within his home state; and from the independent circuit with one foot dipped in the ACC, Notre Dame.
Back in July, he took an unofficial visit to see Notre Dame, according to his profile page on 247sports. Back in April, Foskey made the trek a little more eastward from South Bend, Ind., to see what Ohio State had to offer. The connection he established with those two schools must be strong, as they made the top five for him. Penn State, Tennessee and Clemson all had unofficial visits with Foskey around the same time as his unofficial with OSU, but none of them have made it this far in his recruitment.
A four-star recruit, according to the 247sports composite, over 25 schools have come by with offers for Foskey. Insight into his predictions are slim, as only one 247sports crystal ball prediction has been casted. So, it’s a little unclear as to who is trending at the top, or at the bottom, of his list.
What we do know, though, is that he is a talent to be had. Foskey has been invited to play in the Polynesian Bowl next season—and it’s for good reason. He stands at 6-foot-5, 233 pounds, and is a top 25 player in a very talent rich state. Below, take a look at some of his highlights from junior year.
He can block, as well as get open to make catches. Recent TEs at Ohio State like Jeff Heuerman, Nick Vannett and Marcus Baugh had successful careers in the college ranks doing both.
Could Foskey be the next name added to that list?